7. All Community acts of general application shall be drafted according to a standard structure (title — preamble — enacting terms — annexes, where necessary).
The ‘title’ comprises all the information in the heading of the act which serves to identify it. It may be followed by certain technical data (reference to the authentic language version, relevance for the EEA, serial number) which are inserted, where appropriate, between the title proper and the preamble.
‘Preamble’ means everything between the title and the enacting terms of the act, namely the citations, the recitals and the solemn forms which precede and follow them.
The ‘enacting terms’ are the legislative part of the act. They are composed of articles, which may be grouped in titles, chapters and sections (see table in Guideline 15), and may be accompanied by annexes.